Hidden Treasures in Chattanooga

Hidden Treasures in ChattanoogaRunning out of things to do and places to see in Chattanooga? We think you’ll find some hidden treasures on our list of lesser-known places in the city the perfect detour. Enjoy the road less traveled that leads to exploring original art, farm-fresh foods, a country fair and more.

Loose Cannon
Have an eventful time at Loose Cannon. Set apart from mainstream art galleries, this gallery is located in Chattanooga’s thriving Southside Arts District. Tennesseeans know it to be the resident gallery for local artist Terry Cannon’s whimsical folk art and the hottest venue in town for must-attend social events.

Address: 1800A Rossville Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37408 - MAP
Phone: (423) 648-0992
Web: www.loosecannonartandevents.com

Plum Nelly Shop & Gallery
Find plum pieces of art and more at the Plum Nelly Shop & Gallery. This hidden gem sparkles with original artisan jewelry and gifts. Founder Fannie Mennen named her shop after friends who drove to her home in its beginning and remarked, “Fannie, your place is plum out of Tennessee and nearly out of Georgia”!

Address: 330 Frazier Ave # 104, Chattanooga, TN 37405 - MAP
Phone: (423) 266-0585
Web: www.plumnellyshop.com

Chattanooga Market
Discover farm fresh goodness at the Chattanooga Market! Since the day it sprouted, this Seasonal Sunday Market has been the farmer’s market hot spot for authentic home-grown produce and goods. Enjoy shopping row after row of more than 350 vendors offering organic fruits and veggies, homemade sauces and original arts and crafts.

Address: 1826 Carter Street Chattanooga, TN 37408 - MAP
Phone: (423) 266-9270
Web: www.chattanoogamarket.com

Ketner's Mill County Arts Fair
Plow through the life of a pioneer at the Ketner’s Mill County Arts Fair. Held each October, visitors can learn how early pioneers had to use hand churned mills to make fresh cornmeal and travel from location to location in covered wagons. Step back in time to shop and enjoy fun activities and entertainment.

Web: www.ketnersmill.org

River Gallery Sculpture Garden
The River Gallery Sculpture Garden is home to intriguing sculptures amidst colorful gardens, a mountain stream and tranquil meditation areas. Located in Chattanooga’s Bluffs View Arts District and overlooking the Tennessee River, the two-acre open space is a hidden treasure worth finding.

Address: 400 East 2nd Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403 - MAP
Phone: (423) 265-5033
Web: www.river-gallery.com

Dragon Dreams Museum & Gift Shop
Drag yourself into the Dragon Dreams Museum & Gift Shop. Discover dragons from modern fantasy to medieval and oriental styles made out of everything from paper to wood, jade and more. The collection started in 1975 and has grown to thousands of dragons displayed across eight rooms and a unique gift shop.

Address: 6724 E Brainerd Rd # B, Chattanooga, TN 37421-3738 - MAP
Phone: (423) 892-2384
Web: www.dragonvet.com